Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Liebster Award

Hi all....I am one lucky girl....my good friend Barb, passed on the Liebster Award to me and I am thrilled and honored...

The idea of the Leibster award is to bring attention to blogs with less than 200 followers. So, in the spirit of good fun, I am passing this award on to five other bloggers. Please stop by and encourage them by leaving a little love on their creations.

For the 5 blogs I'm presenting this to, please .... 

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your five picks for the award and let them know.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the blogshare-other bloggers.
 5. Finally and the best rule of all..........have fun and spread the love!

My five pics are:

1. Debbie...aka. Lildj
Judy 
3 .Joan 
4. Gael 
5. Lauren


Thanks again Barb for sharing this wonderful award..I do appreciate it...♥



Calendar Girls Febraury 2012

Well here we are once again...It is Calendar Girl Challenge time and Miss February aka Kelly was our wonderful hostess...Here is her challenge:

Our February Theme

** Show us how FURRY you are! **

Hee hee! It’s February, a month that symbolizes
LOVE. When thinking of a theme for this month’s
Challenge, I knew I wanted us to get happy with
the furry ones! My challenge for you this month is: Show some
LOVE to our furry animals! I love them great and small,
Short and tall – furry and fluffy! I am also
sure at one point we have all had a special pet that we have loved,
or maybe still do have a pet (or a bunch!) So let’s show them
some love! I challenge you to show us fur, your fluff, your waggin’ tails! The possibilities are endless – from doggies to cats, mice to turtles – in one case, a spider! (lil dj!!) LOL! Let’s bring some creativity to making a card (etc) with any image showing us a pet (including if you don’t actually own one!)

** For an extra part of the challenge, since it is February, please try to include the color RED on your card somewhere (coloring of the image, your DSP, cardstock, embellies – just a touch (or a lot!) of red.

Please post your cards to your blogs on February 28th ! I hope you LOVE
this challenge this month and LOVE creating with FUR and FLUFF!

Kelly (Miss February)


 For my card this month I chose the Whipper Snapper Image Sheepdog and Hydrant. I think this image is stinkin' cute so just had to use it. I do have a little dog but I don't have any stamps currently that would be like her so I thought I go the totally opposite way..."big dog"...lol


I used umber paper for the base of my card and mounted SU cherry cobbler on that. I then used a piece of double sided dsp I found in my stash of leftovers so I don't know who makes it (sorry), but I do think it is adorable. I put the hydrants facing up for the background and then turned the paper over to make the mounted paper square behind the image. I don't know if you can see it, but I used crystal effects on the hearts, nose and little rectangles in the hydrant...I used blue stickles for the collar and put tiny rhinestones over the stickles. I also used a silver pen on the bolts of the hydrant.
As I am trying to do as of late, I also did the inside of this card. I'm working on getting better at this so please bear with me...
I kept the inside very basic using the same paper as I used from the front. The saying I have seen this with is "sometimes your the dog, sometimes the hydrant", but I don't have the stamp...I left it blank for now and will add a sentiment when I decide who I am going to send it to...

I hope you liked my card. Please stop by the other Calendar Girls blogs and see what they have created for your view pleasure...I am sure you won't be disappointed...

Thanks for stopping by...

Until next time,
Hugs,
Carol

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dueling Darlings February 2012

Well here we are again...dueling our...♥'s out. This month Debbie (aka Lildj) and I were the hostesses for our groups. I have to tell you I am one lucky girl having a partner like Lildj...she comes up with the best ideas and it is so much fun working with her...this month we put our heads together and chose "Let me call you sweetheart" as our theme. With Valentines the day before our posts it seemed appropriate. I can't wait to see what everyone has created...

For the Diva's I chose the Mo Manning image "Young Love". Since I really love her images and Mo's policy says  "My works are intended for your personal use and you are not permitted to redistribute (including copying, lending, duplicating, sharing, reselling or putting online -- except for as elements in a digital scrapbook or as demonstration photos of your finished projects) any of my illustrations, unless you receive permission." I emailed Mo to see if she would give me permission to use this image for our group.....Bless her heart she promptly emailed me back and gave me permission. I am extremely grateful and I do think my fellow Diva's are as well...Thank you Mo...♥

 

 For my card I used a black base and used three of the DSP papers that I had in the kit. The white background is Best Creation Inc. basic glitter, the Pink is Sweet cakes by Doodlebug-heart to heart and Red is Sweet Cakes by Doodlebug dotted daisies..As you might have noticed all three papers are accented with glitter. My image was colored with copics and the sentiment was computer generated. I used pink and red heart embellishments with a small pearl in between. I also accented the birds wings, the buttons on the shirts and the ribbon with a little extra glitter...giggle, giggle, I firmly believe a little glitter makes the card...




On the inside I used the bazzill basic dots white paper for the background and the same three dsp papers from the front to tie the card together. I also used some fun heart ribbon, as well as some pink ribbon with a golden thread through the middle that I picked up at JoAnn fabrics to wrap around the dsp and accented once again with red hearts and a pearl..I had fun with this challenge..

As an extra we are to share our special valentines if we choose. My special Valentine is my "Little Miss", my special granddaughter. She is 6 and is my best friend. We love to craft together, read together, cook/bake together and just plain hang out..she truly is my bright spot in my life...I am so blessed to have her, my family and my awesome friends...(you are all my special valentines).


I hope you liked my card and I hope you have time to stop by the other Diva's blogs and see what they have created...I am sure you will not be disappointed...


A special thanks to Mo Manning for letting me share my image with my friends and also, for all she shares with us..


Thanks for stopping by....
Until next time...


Hugs,
Carol